WHERE TO PICK UP


MAMASITA

Two years on, the bar with all the hype never lost its hype…

Beneath the roof of the shortest building on Collins Street, Mamasita is set out to represent one...


THE HUMBLE VINTAGE AMSTERDAM

Good lookin' bike hire hits one of the world's greatest cities for riders.

VANMOOF SALE

A handful of not-so-humble-vintage Vanmoof bikes are available for sale through The Humble Vintage... Retailing for $998, the classic Vanmoof #3 is available for $600. Click to see more.

WINTER BIKE SALE 2014

As things get quieter, The Humble Fleet gets smaller! All bikes are full of charm and riding wonderfully – check out what's available.

THE CASUAL CYCLIST’S GUIDE WINS AT 2012 AGDA AWARDS

The Australian Graphic Design Association’s biannual awards program, the AGDA awards, were held in Melbourne on November 24th.

Among the winners, The Casual Cyclist’s Guide picked up an AGDA Award...


CALLING ALL CONTRIBUTORS

A new website is being launched in December..

Help build a one of kind online journal for the relaxed rider!

Riding route ideas, childhood stack stories, anecdotes, reviews, rants about whatever...


TRIAL A TOKYO BIKE

Considering buying a new bike?

Rent a Tokyo Bike for any length up to a week, and if you enjoy the ride and would like to have one as your...


WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE A MELBOURNE BIKE SHARE STATION?

NEW YORK CITY is preparing to launch its bike share program this American summer, with 10,000 bikes and 600 docking stations spread across the five boroughs.

Given the...


2-4-1 FILM OFFER: TAKE THIS WALTZ

Everybody who rents a bike with The Humble Vintage in June gets a 2-4-1 pass to Take This Waltz, a new film staring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen, directed...


WINTER BIKE SALE

It’s sad to let them go, but time to downsize the rental fleet for another year…

All bikes listed below are freshly serviced for sale, riding perfectly and ready for test ride...


SUPPORT BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

 Bike riders of all ages and abilities and from across the political spectrum will deliver a loud and unambiguous message to the Baillieu Government next Thursday, 21 June: “Bring...


FARMERS MARKETS BY BIKE

FACT: Every weekend in Victoria there is a farmer’s market!

In a school, park or side street near you, a chance to buy from the grower, without the middle man,...


NEW RICHMOND GUIDE

Check out The Casual Cyclist’s Guide to Richmond –  a specially commissioned exploration of the suburb by bike in the one-off newspaper produced for The Richmond Weekender.

Taking in the...


HIRE AT THE RICHMOND WEEKENDER

Renting out bikes from interesting spaces and places is about to get a whole lot more interesting thanks to The Richmond Weekender.

Taking over the glorious old GTV...


MELBOURNE BIKE FEST STARTS THIS WEEK!

From the ashes of the Bicycle Film Festival rises the Melbourne Bike Fest

A month long program of events running from February 17 to March 17,...


THE HUMBLE VINTAGE & TOKYO BIKE

Two fine bike businesses working together

Many who have an eye for lovely contemporary bicycles in Sydney and Melbourne would by now be familiar with Tokyo Bike.

A small, independent bicycle...


BOOK LAUNCH PICS

The Casual Cyclist’s Guide was launched on Thursday, 1 December…

It was a lovely evening!

Many thanks to the Lost & Found Hotel and Captains of Industry for the venue, and...


TOURIST TRAP

The horrendous signage on the outside of the building is an ominous sign that the Skydeck is the Dominos Pizza of viewing decks – one where more is unfortunately...


THINGS YOU CAN ONLY DO IN SUMMER…

The city offers a selection of season specific offerings aside from pools and parks, beaches and bikinis.

Cinema under the stars: The original open air cinema, Moonlight Cinema sets...


MY MEXICAN COUSIN

Able to get away with serving pretty much whatever they like, major performing arts venues have long remained the last bastions of generic wine and triangle sandwiches.

At the Melbourne...


CAPITAL CITY TRAIL Pt 1

CBD to The Abbotsford Convent

START: CBD, Yarra River rowing sheds FINISH: The Abbotsford Convent LENGTH: 12 kms FIELD NOTES: A flat, river-hugging route that is virtually free of actual roads let alone...

The Humble Vintage hits St Kilda

After many months of searching, a wonderful new pick up spot has been found in St Kilda.

The Port Phillip Eco Centre is a community xxx centre in the St...


LUI BAR @ RIALTO

On the 55th floor of the Rialto towers, Shannon Bennett’s Vue de monde is Melbourne dining’s biggest ticket. On one side, its dedicated and distinctive  bar, the Lui Bar, may also serve...


ALL THE WAY TO HALF MOON BAY

Start: Station Pier or St Kilda Beach Finish: Half Moon Bay Length: 18 km or 13 km Field notes: Kilometre after kilometre of fine, flat, beachside bike path. Coasting by the coast has never been easier.

You...


TOURIST TRAP

Every city’s got them

VOL 1 – EUREKA SKYDECK

Melbourne can be a good-looking city from up high, especially this high. So yes, the view is good, and perhaps you could...


LONG PLAY

While only open a mere year or so, Long Play already feels like a seasoned veteran.

Venetian blinds, polished wood, a short and sharp wine list and a large yet...


DE CLIEU

From the man who turned a warehouse in a derlict South Melbourne laneway into an award-winning, continually packed café and on-site roasting premises (StAli), and then sold it and...


BUILT ENVIRONS CYCLE ADVENTURE

by Studio Pip & Co.

START: St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne FINISH: Docklands LENGTH: 12 kms, with 8km segue FIELD NOTES: An odyssey of architecture, big spaces, people and all manner of urban spaces.

Melbourne...


HIDDEN HERITAGE: SOUTH ROUTE

by Rohan Storey

START: Mitre Tavern, Bank Place FINISH: Fitzroy Gardens LENGTH: 13km FIELD NOTES: From the CBD to St Kilda and back through South Yarra, this route will reveal Melbourne’s heritage...

HIDDEN HERITAGE: NORTH ROUTE

by Rohan Storey START: Tasma Terrace, East Melbourne FINISH: Kings Domain LENGTH: 11km FIELD NOTES: This ride is an easy eleven kilometre loop that shows the north⎯end of town has more stories to...


HUXTABLE

In an already saturated stretch of Smith Street, this well executed little bar and kitchen somehow manages to slot in somewhere between many other venues in the neighbourhood, and...


Pope Joan

After a long successful stint as head chef of Circa, Matt Wilkinson left the St Kilda institution for a reverse sea-change, setting up his own café, Pope Joan in...


TOURIST TRAP

RANT – Skybus TV

While it’s painful enough having to pay $16 for a 20 minute bus ride and often still be left standing with out a seat, Skybus TV adds...


SPICE TEMPLE

REVIEW

Neil Perry is famous, and after visiting Spice Temple it becomes clear why.

Next door to his temple of high beef, Rockpool, Spice Temple is expansive, yet not cavernous, it’s...






NEWS & BLOG

News from The Humble Vintage, Melbourne, the universe and beyond.

THE HUMBLE VINTAGE AMSTERDAM
Good lookin' bike hire hits one of the world's greatest cities for riders.
VANMOOF SALE
A handful of not-so-humble-vintage Vanmoof bikes are available for sale through The Humble Vintage... Retailing for $998, the classic Vanmoof #3 is available for...
WINTER BIKE SALE 2014
As things get quieter, The Humble Fleet gets smaller! All bikes are full of charm and riding wonderfully – check out what's available.